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1728 in architecture

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1728 in architecture

The year 1728 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • October 20–23 - Copenhagen Fire of 1728.
  • Buildings

  • Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Expectación in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, is completed.
  • Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, designed by Sir John Vanbrugh (died 1726), is completed.
  • White Lodge, Richmond Park, near London, designed by Roger Morris, is completed as Stone Lodge.
  • St John's, Smith Square in London, designed by Thomas Archer, is completed for the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches.
  • Publications

  • James Gibbs' A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments is published in London, including a version of the Gibbs surround.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Antoine-Victor Desmarais.
  • Births

  • February 12 - Étienne-Louis Boullée (died 1799)
  • February 25 - John Wood, the Younger (died 1782)
  • July 3 - Robert Adam (died 1792)
  • Richard Jupp (died 1799)
  • Deaths

  • April 10 - Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (born 1654)
  • date unknown - Giovanni Barbara, Maltese architect and military engineer (born 1642)
  • References

    1728 in architecture Wikipedia


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